We have enjoyed another busy year at the Lodge with both private functions and guest nights. We held our 3rd Murder mystery in July . Renaldo ( Ray ) was poisoned by one of the participants and only one person out of twenty was able to figure out the plot. Loads of fun had by all.
Plus a Holiday
We managed to sneak away for a bit of a holiday in September driving through to Auckland in our Landrover covering about 4500ks in 2 weeks. Not the most comfortable but a tad better than the Harley-Davidson, at least I could do a spot of shopping on the way. We enjoyed a lovely Lunch with Stephanie May in Devenport and had the grand tour of her beautiful new old church/house. We spent time with the rallies in Auckland and checked out some of the local cafe’s. Not being bias but I do believe that we have far more to offer than Ponsonby . For the Aucklanders that haven’t experienced the Deep South and all it has to offer ‘You don’t know what you are missing out on’. Ray had arranged to go hunting with friends in Taupo and shot a spiker ( year old stag) near the Wanganui River. We bought the treasured venison home in our off road fridge/freezer in the back of the Landrover. It matured nicely after a week travelling home , ready for steaks stews and Biltong.
We did the Touristy thing Wellington with a visit to Weta workshop and Zealandia both incredible tourist attractions with displays of interest for locals and international guests. Unfortunately the second week of our holiday turned to Custard as I picked up some sort of virus and luckily I had the fore sight to book us out for a few days after we returned. This year’s season is starting well with quite a few walk ins and last minute bookings
Trish & Ray
51 Herbert Street, Invercargill.
64 3 214 6329
0800 885 557